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[Robinson Crusoe] The hermit: or, the unparallel’d sufferings and surprising adventures of Mr. Philip Quarll, an Englishman: who was lately discovered by Mr. Dorrington, a Bristol merchant, upon an uninhabited Island in the South-Sea; where he has lived above Fifty Years, without any Human Assistance; still continues to reside, and will not come away. Containing, I. His Conferences with Those who found him out; to whom he recites the most material Circumstances of his Life; as, that he was born in the Parish of St. Giles, educated by the charitable Contribution of a Lady, and put ’prentice to a Locksmith. II. How he left his Master, and was taken up with a notorious House-Breaker, who was hanged; how, after his Escape, he went to Sea a Cabin-Boy, married a famous whore, listed himself a common Soldier, turned Singing-Master, and married three Wives, for which he was tried and condemned at the Old Baily. III. How he was pardoned by King Charles II. turned Merchant, and was shipwrecked on this desolate Island on the Coast of Mexico. With a curious Frontispiece and a Map of the Island [Hand-Colored]. Peter LONGUEVILLE, fl. 1727, Edward DORRINGTON.
[Robinson Crusoe] The hermit: or, the unparallel’d sufferings and surprising adventures of Mr. Philip Quarll, an Englishman: who was lately discovered by Mr. Dorrington, a Bristol merchant, upon an uninhabited Island in the South-Sea; where he has lived above Fifty Years, without any Human Assistance; still continues to reside, and will not come away. Containing, I. His Conferences with Those who found him out; to whom he recites the most material Circumstances of his Life; as, that he was born in the Parish of St. Giles, educated by the charitable Contribution of a Lady, and put ’prentice to a Locksmith. II. How he left his Master, and was taken up with a notorious House-Breaker, who was hanged; how, after his Escape, he went to Sea a Cabin-Boy, married a famous whore, listed himself a common Soldier, turned Singing-Master, and married three Wives, for which he was tried and condemned at the Old Baily. III. How he was pardoned by King Charles II. turned Merchant, and was shipwrecked on this desolate Island on the Coast of Mexico. With a curious Frontispiece and a Map of the Island [Hand-Colored]
[Robinson Crusoe] The hermit: or, the unparallel’d sufferings and surprising adventures of Mr. Philip Quarll, an Englishman: who was lately discovered by Mr. Dorrington, a Bristol merchant, upon an uninhabited Island in the South-Sea; where he has lived above Fifty Years, without any Human Assistance; still continues to reside, and will not come away. Containing, I. His Conferences with Those who found him out; to whom he recites the most material Circumstances of his Life; as, that he was born in the Parish of St. Giles, educated by the charitable Contribution of a Lady, and put ’prentice to a Locksmith. II. How he left his Master, and was taken up with a notorious House-Breaker, who was hanged; how, after his Escape, he went to Sea a Cabin-Boy, married a famous whore, listed himself a common Soldier, turned Singing-Master, and married three Wives, for which he was tried and condemned at the Old Baily. III. How he was pardoned by King Charles II. turned Merchant, and was shipwrecked on this desolate Island on the Coast of Mexico. With a curious Frontispiece and a Map of the Island [Hand-Colored]

[Robinson Crusoe] The hermit: or, the unparallel’d sufferings and surprising adventures of Mr. Philip Quarll, an Englishman: who was lately discovered by Mr. Dorrington, a Bristol merchant, upon an uninhabited Island in the South-Sea; where he has lived above Fifty Years, without any Human Assistance; still continues to reside, and will not come away. Containing, I. His Conferences with Those who found him out; to whom he recites the most material Circumstances of his Life; as, that he was born in the Parish of St. Giles, educated by the charitable Contribution of a Lady, and put ’prentice to a Locksmith. II. How he left his Master, and was taken up with a notorious House-Breaker, who was hanged; how, after his Escape, he went to Sea a Cabin-Boy, married a famous whore, listed himself a common Soldier, turned Singing-Master, and married three Wives, for which he was tried and condemned at the Old Baily. III. How he was pardoned by King Charles II. turned Merchant, and was shipwrecked on this desolate Island on the Coast of Mexico. With a curious Frontispiece and a Map of the Island [Hand-Colored]

London: printed for J. Wren, opposite New Exchange Buildings in the Strand; S. Crowder, H. Woodgate, J. Fuller, and J. Warcus, 1768. Early Reprint. Quarter-Calf. Fourth Edition of one of the "best of the English imitations of Robinson [Crusoe]." (Gove) 12mo: xii,263,[1]pp (wanting one quire; pp 83-86 provided in excellent facsimile on old paper), with hand-colored frontispiece and map. The final page is signed "Ed Dorrington," an invention of the publisher. Later quarter calf over marbled paper-covered boards, marbled end papers. Near Fine or better, light finger-soiling and occasional small stain to text, manuscripts ex-libris to end papers and title page, otherwise excellent. Negley 1462. Gove, The Imaginary Voyage, pp.262-68. Cox II, p.479 (citing Dorrington as author). Near Fine+. Item #BB1514

¶ Charming hand-colored edition of this popular tale relating a fictitious British hermit's escape from apprenticeship and subsequent life on a deserted island off the Pacific coast of Mexico. The book remained anonymous until Arundell Esdaile discovered a rare edition of 1727 in which the dedication is signed Peter Longueville, to whom the work is now attributed. Gove cites a number of literary allusions, attesting to the tale's popularity. Among these are George Crabbe, ranking it with the Bible and Pilgrim's Progress for a place in rural homes, and Dickens, in Martin Chuzzlewit, in which John Westlock complains that his chambers are "nothing but . . . the sort of impromptu arrangement that might have suggested themselves to Philip Quarll or Robinson Crusoe." See also Gove, quoting Bonner, that the author "transferred many passages unblushingly from Dampier [A New Voyage Round the World]." Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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